World-Wide Group has appointed RKF as the exclusive agent for 8,300 square feet of ground-level retail space at QLIC, a 21-story residential building in Long Island City, according to a release issued by the company.
The retail space for the development is situated on Queens Plaza North from 23rd to 24th Street, and has 186 feet of continuous frontage, the release noted.
“We’d like to fill the space with a tenant or tenants that will meet the needs and serve as amenities of the constantly-evolving Queens Plaza neighborhood, said Rachel Loeb, director of development at the World-Wide Group, in a prepared statement. “Any tenant will greatly benefit from the thousands of people living, working and commuting through the area every day.”
The building is located within a five-block radius of eight subway lines, including the 7, N, and Q, among others, according to the release. Additionally, QLIC is located in a part of LIC heavy in retail, restaurants and cultural attractions.
“We are very excited to team up with World-Wide Group once again on this exciting new project,” said Alex Beard, an associate at RKF who will market the retail space along with Executive Vice President Ariel Schuster, in a prepared statement. “As Long Island City continues to flourish, we see tremendous opportunity at QLIC for a multitude of tenants, including grocery, restaurant and fitness brands that will benefit the growing residential population in the area.”
The 421 rental residences at QLIC, ranging from studio to three-bedroom spaces, will be available to tenants beginning in early 2015, according to the release.
Representatives of World-Wide Group and RKF were not immediately available for further comment.